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Here’s To Your Thanksgiving!

MTM and meThank you. For your various e-mails, calls, cards and texts. Because I can’t keep up with where I’ve said what, please accept this post as a comprehensive update on MTM’s surgery.

MTM came through the procedure well and is recuperating at home. The fracture was more complex than the surgeon anticipated. He’ll be in a sling at least two more weeks. I’m not sure what will happen afterward. He’s a great patient. Always positive. He doesn’t complain.

We’re both grateful things aren’t worse.


Several people have asked about the status of our Thanksgiving trip. We are set to leave Wednesday morning. As long as MTM doesn’t move his shoulder, he can be anywhere. We’re both grateful for this respite from Life.


not without my father bookFor those of you reading advance copies of Not Without My Father, thank you for giving your time, eyes and gray matter to this effort. Because of everything that’s happened, I’m in the Pit of Despair with this project, with so many things to do and not enough years of days to check them off my list.

Reading your advance reviews has been a gift to me, and I appreciate those of you who have done them more than I can say. Whenever I want to quit (and I want to quit every five minutes right now), I let something you wrote talk me out of it.

If you haven’t yet posted your advance review, you can follow this link to Goodreads:

Several national media outlets and large book review sites have requested copies for possible review. Your willingness to help get this advance copy established may tip one or two toward selecting it. Really. Thank you. So, so much.

If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, I hope you Make a Memory to hold close to your heart, to buoy you when you miss someone, to remember people who matter.

And The Winner Is…….


The winner of David Burnsworth’s Southern Heat is……..


Way to go, Lisa! Your signed hardcover will be on its way to the Pacific Northwest this week!

Where Everyone Is #Winning

Everyone except me, that is. I'm a shade in this space these days. Offline writing consumes my time and energy. I'm thrilled with the results: not one but TWO books launching in January, and another on its heels in March.

Word Hermit Press selected another writer's novel for publication. I can't wait to help the promotional charge for Lisa A Kramer's feminist YA story P.O.W.E.R., coming December 1, 2014.

A new website is in the works, with the awesome Cheryl and Bill Smithem guiding my techno-challenged steps. After months of data analysis and evaluation in the wake of my first book's birth, I'm shaking some things up, and I'm looking forward to seeing results in coming months.

Enough excuses about my whereabouts.

Nancy Teixeira and her husband won the To Live Forever: Journey to Charleston Contest back in April. Remember that one?

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And the Rue Morgue Winner Is………

It was a close one, Dear Reader. Quiet people drifted over here yesterday. To leave a comment for something free? Or to support an author’s new book?

In this community, I’d say the latter.

The winner of a signed copy of Jessie Bishop Powell’s The Marriage at the Rue Morgue is…….

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Congratulations, Karen. I know where to send your prize. I hope you’ll read it and write a review.


Meriwether Lewis’s birthday month is coming up, and what a surprise………it’s the same as my dad’s. If you want to be ready to celebrate Merry’s birthday on August 14, I suggest you read To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis. Here’s a screen grab of the latest Amazon review, from a complete stranger I don’t know/am not related to/didn’t pay to write a review. Get your copy by clicking any link below.

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Promiscuous Read and Giveaway: The Marriage at the Rue Morgue by Jessie Bishop Powell

A wedding. A monster-in-law. Two orangutans. And porn. Jessie Bishop Powell's debut mystery The Marriage at the Rue Morgue doesn't disappoint.
Even better?

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